I have been long planning a British breakfast for the crowd on Shearing Day. First it was going to be the classic full English, and I started getting some supplies for that. Then I got my Downton Abbey cookbook and I thought I would make their breakfast items. Then I decided I would do both, half of the serving table with Downton food and fancy dishes and the other half with the full English and everyday dishes. But then due to the pandemic people understandably decided not to come. So I dropped it down to just the full English and started getting more supplies for that.
By the way, the British Food Shop is great for this. I purchased the bangers, bacon and blood sausage from them. But then the pandemic recommendations were for no visitors in your home so I cancelled the breakfast but still had all of the supplies. Finally everybody but one helper and the shearer canceled.
So what I decided to do in these pandemic circumstances was give a goody bag to Denise ( our helper) with the ingredients and recipe for the full English breakfast. But I also decided to make the Downton English muffins as well instead of the fried bread.
So I put 4 flattened dough balls in her bag too.
Then with the remaining food Tom and I enjoyed our own breakfast.
It was good. Even Tom liked it without the tomato, mushrooms, fried egg and blood sausage. I will admit that I only took a tiny bite of the latter.